5 Books by Black Women that You Need to Read

ver the past days and weeks, I’ve been enjoying such a successful reading-streak. I’ve been picking up fabulous book after fabulous book. Taking a step back, I’ve realised that most of the books that I’ve enjoyed or have been enjoying were written by black women, so I thought it’d be fitting to compile a list of book written by black women writers. I hope you enjoy these books if and when you read them, that you learned something and had fun if you have already read them, and that you’ll recommend them to or buy them for friends and family, and just generally diversify your reading lists and support black women writers that have managed to break into the publishing world.

‘How to Love a Jamaican’ by Alexia Arthurs

Full Review and author interview HERE

‘Brit(ish)’ by Afua Hirsh

I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of it and I’m absolutely loving it, after having been very skeptical about it initially.

‘Longthroat Memoirs. Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds’ by Yemisi Aribisala

Full Review HERE

‘Darling’ by Rachel Edwards

Full Review HERE

‘Slay in Your Lane’ by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

I’m still reading this book and I’ve been enjoying it immensely, initial thoughts can be found on Instagram.

This is a very short list of books by black women, but I thought I’d stick to the books that I’m currently reading, or have recently read. Hopefully this gave you some ideas as to what to read next, if not, have a look at the Instagram account for more recommendations, mini-reviews, and more.